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Metal testing is important to our customers which is why we offer a wide range of metal testing procedures at our UKAS accredited lab We've been testing metals in-house for more than 10 years but after major investment, our new UKAS accredited test laboratory has expanded considerably, with a much wider scope of approved testing now available

We offer a comprehensive range of approved testing for your metals as part of our very own UKAS accredited testing facility, based at our Headquarters in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Smiths Innovation Centre is the new name for our test facility which has benefitted from a major expansion in Spring 2014.

To see the range of tests available, please refer to the information below.

Mechanical Testing

Tensile testing at room temperature 300KN (30 Ton) ASTM E8, ASTM A370 or BS EN ISO 6892-1:2009
Tensile testing at different temperatures -Between minus 70° C and 350° C
Vickers hardness testing HV10 or 30 BS EN ISO 6507-1:2005
Rockwell hardness testing C scale BS EN ISO 6508-1:2005
Brinell hardness testing 3000kg BS EN ISO 6506-1:2005
Charpy Impact testing 300J, RT down to minus 60° C ASTM E23 and A370

Testing for Chemistry

OES Spark Emission Spectroscopy Semi-quantitative chemical analysis for positive material identification (PMI). Aluminium, titanium and nickel alloys, copper alloys such as nickel aluminium bronze plus carbon, alloy and stainless steels.
Leco Combustion Analyser Carbon and Sulphur

Metallurgical & Physical Property Tests

Pitting resistance determination ASTM G48 Method A
Detecting detrimental intermetallic phases in duplex stainless steel ASTM A923 Method A
Detecting detrimental intermetallic phases in duplex stainless steel ASTM A923 Method A
Grain size ASTM E112
Phase balance (% ferrite) ASTM E562
Conductivity testing (%IACS) Hocking Autosigma 2000
Ferrite measurement Fischer Ferritescope MP30 (> 10.5% ferrite)
Surface finish testing Machined surface/material machinability evaluation.

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